WideEyeDyes

Wide Eye Tie Dyes

Grand Haven, Michigan · 378 Sales

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Steve

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Announcement   Open your eyes to a bright world of color. The shop specializes in classic tie dye patterns as well as the dramatic tie dye on black. I also enjoy mixing the techniques of Japanese Shibori dyeing with conventional tie dyeing to produce unconventional and unique items. If you seek the unique, the different, then let us dilate your eyes.

If you are a first time buyer with Wide Eye Dyes, take advantage of the entry sale. Enter the coupon code "FirstTimeBuy1" and receive an immediate 10% off the price of any item.

If you are a little shy about the bold statement a tie dye can make, consider tie dye on black. These unique shirts make a more muted statement that still shows your wild side. They also make a great contrast shirt under a solid color button shirt.

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Last updated on Jan 16, 2017

Open your eyes to a bright world of color. The shop specializes in classic tie dye patterns as well as the dramatic tie dye on black. I also enjoy mixing the techniques of Japanese Shibori dyeing with conventional tie dyeing to produce unconventional and unique items. If you seek the unique, the different, then let us dilate your eyes.

If you are a first time buyer with Wide Eye Dyes, take advantage of the entry sale. Enter the coupon code "FirstTimeBuy1" and receive an immediate 10% off the price of any item.

If you are a little shy about the bold statement a tie dye can make, consider tie dye on black. These unique shirts make a more muted statement that still shows your wild side. They also make a great contrast shirt under a solid color button shirt.

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About

Making Tie Dyes From The Heart, Not Just For the Wallet

The story of the beginning of Wide Eye Dyes sort of makes me smile. I had done a bit of tie-dyeing years ago (like many years!). When the family got together over Thanksgiving one year, we did what all traditional families do at Thanksgiving, we tie-dyed. When they were all done, my shirt was by far the worst. I am not sure that the dog did a shirt but if so, it would have still been better than the one I did. Knowing that I used to be good at this, I swallowed my pride and got to work.
It was a cold winter and I started producing a large number of shirts each evening as I reworked my technique and absorbed new methods. I explored new folds, new techniques like shibori, and began to create my own folds and even a rather unique take on reverse dye techniques that I was not seeing other places. As the snow finally melted and receded it seemed to have left behind a huge pile of tie-dye shirts; it was time to start selling.
While the financial end is obvious (and appreciated), for me selling is also about the affirmation of the work. If someone likes one of my shirts enough to buy it, it makes me smile. I like to smile. The other day, I saw a man ride by on a bicycle wearing one of my shirts he purchased at a local art market in my town. Seeing that shirt go by just made my day.
As a dyer you have several choices. You can make a few patterns over and over until you can do them in any size and mass produce them. This is a great way to make money, but sort of leaves you hollow as an artist. The other way is to make only what inspires you, creating and transforming so that everything you make is one of a kind. This is what makes me the happiest. My work leans to this side of the spectrum. While I have preferred folding techniques, each shirt is somewhat unique. If everyone can have the same shirt, you might as well go to a department store.
Wide Eye Dyes is one guy, with a lot of dye, jamming to his i-pod in the dye shop.

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  • Steve

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

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Last updated on September 21, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
No item is perfect, particularly where an artistic process is involved. Two things may lead a customer to want to return an item. One, the product does not fit. While sizes are posted, sometimes sizes vary slightly between brands. If you wish to return the item, I will refund the full purchase price. The customer is responsible for the return shipping. If, however, you wish for me to remake the item in a new size, the customer pays the return shipping and I will cover the shipping of the new item back to you. The second refund scenario involves a damaged product. If the product is damaged in some way, full payment (including return shipping) will be refunded to the buyer upon return of the item. Let's treat each other right.
Payment
WideEyeDyes accepts most form of payment. Checks will of course delay shipping as they must clear prior to release of the item.
Shipping
Shipping will be made by US postal service flat rate packaging within a few days of the payment. Additional items have greatly reduced shipping costs.

If you wish a quicker delivery method, include a note with your order and I will price it out for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Michigan residents must add 6% sales tax to the price of the item. Sorry, it is just the law.